The serious business of a new car.
It’s an Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey with everything you can get on it. Vibrant red, dark leather interior, navigation, Bose sound (mmm.. max volume and ZERO distortion), XM and iPod controls built in, and even voice commands for the navigation, temperatures, and phone (oh yeah. Bluetooth for the phone). It’s seriously sex on wheels.
At 8:30 tonight, I FINALLY (4:30 – 8:30 for paperwork, financing, all that FUN… GEEESH with my baby. It’s not named yet… but I’ll get there. For now, it’s simply Sexy (proper noun). It’s a gift to myself. Later this month is my 26th birthday; in a few months (November), I’ll finish my Masters degree, and various other things—and, heck, you only go around once.
I’ll get real pics posted up, along with some mods that I plan to do to it after I wash it… it was raining as I left the dealership. I swear the cloud followed me home.
Now, I just have to find places to drive… 😀
[UPDATED POST: Today, 12:50 PM, back when the owner’s WIFE had taken the car and been a bit off about returning it so I could look at it… This is all taken care of; the sales guys at the dealership have been AWESOME to work with.]
So, I’m in the market for a new car. I know what I want, I know the specs, I know the color. I’ve been *drooling* over one for 6 months. “It” was released a couple weeks ago. So, I strolled down to pick one up, or at least order one.
Order? That’s a no go. 1250 produced, 25000 backordered. According to the paper today, their doing well in sales—apparently so. Apparently they’re not to interested in new orders; I couldn’t even place one yesterday, I would have to wait for a ‘window’ to open up. 4 months for a VIN, 12–18 for a delivery.
After discussion, the dealer did have one model with my specs, but a different color—Red. There’s a catch, though… the dealership owner’s wife had it. They would call, get it back, and let me look. Cool.
So, nearly 24 hours later, she still has it.
So, rule #1 of doing business—weigh doing business and SELLING the car vs. the wife. kthx.
On a similar note, that a friend pointed out via IM… I’m sure the sales peeps are a bit pissed too. Wife getting the car would equate to no commission for them.
More updates to this post if and when I ever get it. I’m looking at alternatives in the 2D coupe market (and shying away from all other dealerships in the area owned by these people) if the wife decides to not let go.